- the abdomen, or belly; esp., a large, protruding belly; potbelly
Origin of paunchMiddle English paunche from Middle French panche from Classical Latin pantex (gen. panticis), belly from Indo-European base an unverified form pank-, to swell from source Russian puk, a bundle, bunch
- The belly, especially a protruding one; a potbelly.
- See rumen.
Origin of paunchMiddle English paunche from Old French panche from Latin pantex
(third-person singular simple present paunches, present participle paunching, simple past and past participle paunched)